“A true curiosity” (IMDB review quote).
This crime melodrama is a fascinating example of how as late as 1930 some actors and directors were still learning to adapt to the medium of sound-film. It also is a good example of how a bad movie can be a lot of fun. Ned Sparks’ over-the-top performance as a crotchety old crime author steals the show. A remake of the 1914 silent “The Conspiracy.” IMDB rating 5.7.
Directed by Christy Cabanne.
Released in 1930.
CAST NOTE: Bessie Love is also here at IA the restored version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World” and the risque pre-code drama “Morals for Women.”
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